10/30/2014 1:20PM

Pleasantly Perfect sold to stand in Turkey


Pleasantly Perfect, a multiple Grade/Group 1 winner, has been purchased by Turkish-based owner and breeder Levent Sarikaya, and will stand at the Turkish National Stud in 2015, BloodHorse reports.

The 16-year-old son of Pleasant Colony was originally slated to relocate to Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, Ky., for 2015 after previously standing at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky. Pleasantly Perfect stood for an advertised fee of $5,000 in 2014.

Pleasantly Perfect has sired seven crops of racing age with 191 winners and combined progeny earnings exceeding $17 million. His runners are led by 2010 Spanish Horse of the Year Silverside, Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Shared Account, Grade 2 winner Cozi Rosie, Grade 3 winner Nonios, and Rapid Redux, who earned a Special Eclipse Award for his 22-race winning streak from 2010 to 2012.

On the racetrack, Pleasantly Perfect won nine of 18 career starts for earnings of $7,789,880. His marquee wins include the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Classic, followed by the Dubai World Cup and Pacific Classic the following year. He also won consecutive editions of the Grade 2 Goodwood Breeders’ Cup Handicap in 2002 and 2003, and won the Grade 2 San Antonio Handicap in 2004.

Pleasantly Perfect will join El Corredor, Offlee Wild, and Utopia among the former U.S. stallions that will debut in Turkey for the 2015 breeding season.